Weekend Preview – 11th June 2021
Two of our three local rugby league sides will have played before we even air on Saturday afternoon. Beverley will look to get back to winning ways at home to Heworth at Beverley Leisure Centre. Once again Driffield Town CC have fixtures on Saturday and Sunday, whilst Beverley Town CC only play Saturday.
Hull FC played Thursday night beating Castleford Tigers 30-12 away at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle. Tries for the Black and Whites came through a brace for both Adam Swift and Mahe Fonua, Jake Connor scoring Hull’s fifth, as they ran out comfortable winner, dominating in both attack and defence.
Hull Kingston Rovers will host Salford Red Devils at Craven Park this evening. The Robins will look to continue their excellent 40-16 victory over Leigh almost a fortnight ago. Rovers have found themselves further up the Super League ladder than many would have predicted. Tony Smith can welcome back consistent performer, prop, George King back from injury. Mikey Lewis returns to the 21-man squad following his recall from a loan at York City Knight. Outgoing this week was full-back Will Dagger on a short loan to Featherstone Rovers. Salford lost heavily last time out against Warrington and are languishing in 11th place in the table.
Ahead of Beverley ARLFC’s game this weekend, reporter Nick Robinson wrote: The Blue and Golds will entertain Heworth this Saturday (2.30 pm kick-off at the Leisure Centre). The York outfit, although in Division 3 pre-lockdown making them the lowest-ranked team in Group G, are still expected to provide a stern test. They appear to be a club on the rise, coming to town fresh from a 38-4 win against Myton Warriors. Founder members of the NCL back in 1986, they dropped out of it, rebuilt in the Yorkshire League before re-entering the NCL in 2019.
Ahead of the fixture, Tony Spence commented ” I am aware of the ambitions of Heworth but I am not phased by it. Last week against Acorn, we again defended well but we were not smart enough with the ball in hand. This week in training we have worked on our last play options. Our kicks towards the full-back and wingers need to be more effective. We also need to up our completion rates to around 85%. Although we defended well against Acorn, we had to do too much defending. ” On the team news front, there will be a couple of precautionary changes. Louis Hubbard and Alex Calvert took minor knocks last week and will get the week off. Sam Coleman and Francis Coggle are expected to step up to the plate.
On the cricketing front, Beverley Town CC will try to continue their recent good form when travelling to Folkston and Flixton CC. Town drew last time out but will take heart from some good performances throughout the team. Driffield Town CC finally found a win last Sunday in the Viking Cup against Clifton Alliance. They hope to replicate that when hosting Scarborough on Saturday and then welcome Barnsley Wooley Miners on Sunday.
Find all of last weeks results and round-up, here.
Reported by: Simon Bromwich